The acne started when I was 14. Unfortunately for me, it didn’t let up for a while. I was prone to breakouts in the most uncomfortable and irritating places on my face. The truth about my skin is that it’s complicated, demanding, and easily influenced by everything I eat, touch, and with which I interact.
T-minus 10 seconds and counting. Your heart pounds heavier in your chest like it’s desperate to escape, ready to be set free, eager to see the world. With only a few moments remaining, time slows and you’re left wondering what got you to this point.
Don’t you ever keep me apart from coffee, especially if we’re interacting before 10am on any given day. I used to be the person who relied entirely on Starbucks and other coffee shops to get my morning fix. Then, when I moved to Toronto, the one thing I wanted for a housewarming gift was a Keurig Single Serve Coffee Maker. Not only did I fantasize about all the times I’d probably be curled up with a massive blanket sipping my “cup of joe,” but the convenience of a single serving at a time was too perfect to pass up.
When you’re just starting out as a blogger, the temptation to start monetizing your blog is so strong. You may look at it as “easy money” or maybe you’re just eager to find a way to earn some extra income. Neither perspective is inherently wrong, but I’m here to tell you that blogging because of your desire to make money will almost never work. If your primary goal is to earn while you blog, especially when you’re just beginning, then your goals are entirely skewed and you’ll spend more time judging your success based on how many dollars a post made you, rather than the interaction you received from new readers or how well the post came together.
As bloggers, and creatives in general, I think we’re prone to the “do it all, all the time” mentality. We like to think we can juggle 8 million tasks at once like some sort of deranged circus clown. But really, we’re all just human and, as such, sometimes prioritization and a good blogger to-do checklist are exactly what we need.